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+Calbee (food company) : Work Style Reform to Improve Management

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This is a brief summary translation of the outline the report "Calbee: Workstyle Report to Improve Management" that was completed with the SciREX fund and appeared in the Hitotsubashi Business Review in September 2017. 


Title

Calbee: Work Style Reform to Improve Management

Japanese title

カルビー 経営改革のための働き方改革

Author

Toshikatsu ASAI, Megumi KIMURA

Keywords

management reform, diversity, case study

Date of publication

September 2017

Publisher

Toyo Keizai Shinpo-sha

Series No.

Vol. 65

URL

http://hitotsubashiiir.blogspot.com/2017/09/2017-vol65-no2.html 

Series name

Hitotsubashi Business Review 

Abstract

Calbee, founded in 1949, is a top-ranking snack food manufacturer. The company has shown a good result of management reform by implementing continuous growth and high profitability. Mr. Akira Matsumoto, chairman of the company, played an important role for the reform. The reform of cost reduction, innovation, and organizational redesigning was based on the reform of work style. The company evolved from a long-standing "luke warm and sweet company" to "strict and sweet company."  The report traces the company's management reform history, focusing on the organizational and environmental designing such as women power and diversity, and how it has developed to show good results.. 

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